The ever-popular Scandi style can transform your kitchen, introducing the Nordic sense of ‘hygge’ into your home, perfect for when autumn starts to draw closer, bringing warmth and cosiness to the family hub of the home. We have some tips to help if you’ve caught the Scandi design bug!
The key element of the Scandinavian design is a muted, soothing colour palette, keeping clean and simple minimalism, and the clever use of flattering lighting. But don’t confuse minimal with cold, as the use of wood and natural materials means that Scandi influenced rooms are filled with warmth.
In your design, the key to implementing Scandi influences is to create a layout that practical, yet retains a pleasing aesthetic, aim for an open plan kitchen that has room for the whole family to gather, eat, and socialise.
If you have a small kitchen, don’t despair. You can still recreate the style by introducing some of the elements, such as a muted colour scheme, details such as walnut wood knobs on drawers and cupboards, and innovative storage solutions to help make the space feel bright and uncluttered.
Develop a colour scheme in matt finishes of white, grey, pale pinks and blues, as the understated tones help create the minimalist feel much better than high-gloss finishes.
The final touch is the lighting, as Nordic homes in the northern hemisphere have much shorter days during the winter, and many Scandi kitchens focus in bright, well-lit spaces.
Use warmer toned lighting over the dining area or kitchen island to help cast a warming glow over the entire kitchen, and in smaller kitchens, cleverly sited lights on shelves help create the cosy ‘hygge’ atmosphere.
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